Top 10 MLB Athletes Endorsement Earnings in 2014
Garry looks at the Top 10 MLB Athletes Endorsement Earnings
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MLB players do not possess the marketing powers like others have. The biggest MLB endorser doesn't even get into double digits annually in his endorsements.
Let's look at the Top 10 MLB players endorsement earnings in 2014.
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1. Derek Jeter - $9 million
Jeter's 20-year-career with the Yankees has been fruitful. Winning several World Series titles made him one of the most sought endorsers in the MLB. His sponsors include Nike, Steiner Sports, Gatorade, Movado, Rawlings, Avon Products and 24-hour fitness. He also has a deal with health developer, Luvo.
2. Ichiro Suzuki - $6 million
One of the most popular Japanese baseball players who landed in the MLB, Suzuki will be regarded as one of the best hitters in the history of the MLB. His endorsements are mostly in Japan.
3. David Ortiz - $5 million
Ortiz was the World Series MVP last year and he played vital role in capturing three World Series titles with the Redsox. His endorsement portfolio includes Fanatics, Dunkin' Donuts and New Balance.
4. Robinson Cano - $3.5 million
He made his name in the Yankees uniform but his lucrative $240 million, 10-year contract with the Seattle Mariners, validates his worth. He also endorses Pepsi, Wilson, Panini, Alaska Airlines, Nike and DirecTV.
5. Albert Pujols - $2 million
Pujols is one of the well-known hitters in the MLB. Pujols had proven himself as one of the best by becoming the third youngest player to hit 500 home runs. His has endorsement deal with Nike.
6. Miguel Cabrera - $2 million
He has the biggest 10-year contract worth $292 million in the history of MLB. Cabrera accomplished a Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1968. Off the field, Cabrera makes money through memorabilia deals.
7. Joe Mauer - $1.8 million
He cashed in after winning the AL MVP in 2009 by having an eight-year, $184 million contract extension. His endorsement portfolio includes Nike, Rawlings and Kemps dairy products.
8. CC Sabathia - $1.2 million
Sabathia is only pitcher who is in the MLB Top 10 endorsement earnings. His power pitches made him the best pitcher in the Yankees for many years. His endorsement portfolio includes Sony, Nike's Jordan Brand, Delta Airlines, New Era, Roc Nations Sports, Sony and Direct TV.
9. Matt Kemp - $0.8 million
The outfielder signed one of the biggest contracts in the MLB worth $160 million in eight years. His endorsement portfolio includes Nike and his signature glove.
10. Ryan Howard - $0.7 million
Howard signed a five-year, $125 million in 2010 with the Philadelphia Phillies. He is one of the reliable first baseman in the MLB. However, his limited performance was due to his injury. He makes money off the field from his appearances, memorabilia, and endorsements with Subway and New Balance.